How an account can be hacked

Learn how to avoid risking your account security.

Ways that your account can be placed at risk

  • Not using a strong password.
  • Using the same password across multiple online services or applications.
  • Choosing a password you’ve previously used.
  • Not updating your password at least once per year.
  • Responding to a fraudulent "phishing" email with your account information (password, dob, etc.).
  • Giving other people access to your account.
  • Leaving your account signed in at a public location.
  • Clicking strange, suspicious links.
  • Malicious software installed on your computer.

Get the full rundown on account security and learn how to safeguard your Yahoo account.